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Plot: The stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in On Her Majesty's ... Runtime: 92 mins Release Date: 11 Mar 2017
I saw "Becoming Bond" as someone who isn't even a Bond fan, and hasn't seen half the films. The unlikely story of George Lazenby is told so entertainingly and engagingly, however, that Lazenby's solitary Bond flick "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" is now on top of my Netflix queue. The filmmakers brilliantly turned Lazenby's own magnetic and at times hard-to-believe retelling of his life into a hilarious drunk-history-style re-creation that also manages to inspire. Great film.
A wonderful Bond actor in a terrific Bond movie (by aussydog)
I did not know about Mr. Lazenby's background as a model and non-actor , so I'm even more surprised at the great job he did performing as James Bond. He had a smooth delivery and looked right at ease in the role. I never understood why he didn't star in another James Bond movie until this film. It was great listening to his life story, and I'm glad he did well after the Bond role. It's too bad he was black-listed after the Bond movie 'cause he had a great screen presence. Wonderful person and full of life - thoroughly enjoyed "Becoming Bond."
I thought this was fantastic, very funny. (by crussel-98619)
I am 52 years old so I remember the old bond movies as a kid. I personally never liked Sean Connery's version and frankly my first clear memories is of Roger Moore as James Bond. George's version is one I barely remember but now after watching this hilarious documentary I want to watch Of Her Majesty's Secret Service with an open mind again.
Heart warming and sad (by ricibrida)
Was not expecting this. Although not my favorite bond or movie, I still compelled to watch this and find out why he only did the one Bond movie. Its an often funny story, badly acted sketches but ends with a sadness thinking why did he do it? What made him take these incredible final decisions? Made me a new George Lazenby fan and itching to watch again On her majesties secret service.
Surprisingly good film - much better than I expected (by michaeljtrubic)
George Lazenby has become a polished story teller about all his Bond experiences. They are very interesting and he has become, over the years, very good at telling these stories and presenting them in both a fascinating and very humorous manner. We were in stitches. The wonderful thing about seeing a film in a festival setting is that there is not an empty seat to be found, and that every chair has in it a responsive audience member that is hanging on every word and laughing out loud en mass.George, who has retired to somewhere California told one of his stories to the right ear. Someone who <more>
knew a couple of young, up and coming, very talented film makers. Who after several 3 and a half hour lunches listening to George decided they wanted to make a movie with him.This was a wonderful screening at this years Hot Docs film festival with a wonderful Q&A where I was able to both speak with the film makers themselves as well as George who picked up when the director called him from the stage. He shared some additional insights through the auditoriums sound system but we all would have loved to see him.Very good show.
Warm retelling from Lazenby himself, marred by terrible re-enactments (by CuriousCase007)
With the myriad of stories floating around about Lazenby's decision to quit Bond, this appears to be the truthful version - reinforced because of Lazenby's truthful and genuine telling of his story. His reflection on the Bond days in both rare interview footage from the time, coupled with the reflection of his love for Belinda, rings true. The only downside? Aside from Jane Seymour's casting, the rest of the ensemble during the re- enactments are woeful. Lawson proves he isn't cut out for biopics again, mind and Clementi extends her soap opera acting here, disallowing the <more>
audience to buy into their relationship. The actor playing Saltzman created a cartoonish depiction of the producer; the portrayal of Hunt was less intrusive, but not necessarily good. Negativity aside, it was excellent to see clips of the Bond films and interviews interwoven, as well an excellent score underpinning the visual content with a welcome appearance of the Bond theme . Informative and honest, funny and warm. But a little disappointed by some of the acting.
Well worth a look, perhaps best described as a slapstick documentary of GL's life. I am around the same age as George and remember the Bond films and On Her Majesty's Secret Service was the only one I ever liked enough to watch again. I was always curious as to whether the stories of the making of that film were true as there was a lot of talk about it at the time. The "Australian" settings bear no resemblance at all to the Australia of the time, and it was a bit bizarre to see it dressed it as some sort of Antipodean California. I liked the intentionally corny acting as it <more>
fitted well with the overall tone of the film, and the cinematography was excellent. Jason Maybaum playing the young Lazenby was perfect. Very enjoyable and a lot of fun to watch a charming man continuing the tradition of the Great Australian Yarn.